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National security expert to speak about the future of intelligence analysis


Mark Lowenthal, PhD, national security and intelligence expertBy: Caleb Ayers, CISE

Mark Lowenthal, Ph.D., leading scholar and renowned national security and intelligence expert, will discuss pressing issues in intelligence and future trends in the field on Wednesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. in EnGeo 1301.

Lowenthal has a diverse range of experience working in a variety of high-level positions in national security and U.S. intelligence. He served as both the counselor to the Director and as the Assistant Director of Analysis and Production for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He regularly shares his expertise concerning security issues on CNN.

Dr. Lowenthal is the author of over one hundred articles and six books. His book Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy has become the standard textbook for national security and intelligence-related programs, including here at JMU. He has appeared on television as a contributor to CNN because of his authority on the Intelligence Community and on “Jeopardy!” as a Grand Champion, having won the 1988 Tournament of Champions.

The event is sponsored by the JMU Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) – an international organization devoted to “increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues” in fields such as information technology, communications, and intelligence.

The event is open to the public. To learn more about the event, contact Sophie Cienski at

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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